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is on inaugural. the president started his day as every president. republican has fdr saint john's church across from lafayette park where we are now. they had a little prayer service. the pastor there talked about how the president has a responsibility to try to bring the country together. in fact, he sat down for lunch. signed some papers with the democratic and republican leaders up on the hill. and republican senator rob portman said that maybe there is a window of opportunity here in the next few months for both sides to work together. take a listen. >> both parties need to figure out a way to work together to solve big problems. for democrats, frankly, they are going to need some help from the president laying out what the issues are to the american people and providing them the ability to do what they know needs to be done. >> so, everybody is playing nice, perhaps. but a reporter asked senator portman, who was obviously a key advisor to republican mitt romney back in the campaign how long do you think this niceness will last? portman looked down at his watch as if to say well, maybe a fe
of representatives to do that. i think that would be a mistake. >> john boehner responded the american people do not support raising the debt ceiling without reducing government spending statement. wendell, a government shut down, is that something that really might happen? neither side is ready to blink yet. he has laid out they are ready to compromise if possible that could lead to a government shut down although probably not right away. president obama suggested right before the u.s. the people at home might be told they have to wait for their money. >> if congressional republicans refuse to pay america's bills on time social security checks and veteran's benefits will be delayed. we may not be able to pay our military air traffic controllers specialist who track down lose nuclear materials wouldn't get their paychecks. >> that's not default but credit agencies would likely downgrade america's rating that would raise the cost of borrowing money. ben bernanke says it's very, very important congress avoid this. >> republicans know it is not the first thing that would come from not paying all of
the problems at hand. for now an aid to house speaker john boehner says, quote: house committees of jurisdiction will review these recommendations and if the senate passes a bill we will also take a look at that ed henry live at the white house tonight from the north lawn. good evening to you. >> good evening. >> what are the chances any of this passes? >> it's going to be a long shot for the president. he knows that it's going to be a big fight as you said. that's why he took some actions on his own. those 23 executive actions. for this to have real teelt. he has got to get congress to pass legislation. that's why among others to help lobby for this he brought in kids around the country who wrote him letters after the newtown massacre and basically urged him to have gun control. he mentioned one of those letters and one of those kids who was there today, take a listen. >> the letter that julia wrote me. she said i know that laws have to be passed by congress, but i beg you to try very hard. [ laughter ] julia, i will try very hard. >> but there are gun shows going on this week.
the hook tonight in a career that ended. the inspector gyp has cleared general john al ledge of any wrongdoing. investigators haveline booing into hundreds of emails general allen sent to the same tampa socialite involved in the petraeus scandal. military officials had earlier described some of those messages as racey and flirtatious. back in november that woman in florida reported receiving harassing emails. the later tracked those messages to general petraeus' biographer. during the course of the investigation they revealed that the biographer and general petraeus were having a love affair. that prompted general petraeus to resign as head of the cia. as for general allen, the pentagon's statement reads in part the defense secretary has complete confidence in the continued leadership of general allen, who is serving with distinction in afghanistan. showdown on capitol hill. secretary of state hillary clinton tomorrow expected to testify in front of lawmakers about last year's deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. the attack that happened on september 11th killed four americ
it house speaker john boehner told house members, quote: before there is any long-term debt alowe time for a budget to get done. >> he our hope is to pass something very early so the senate can take action as well. i wouldn't put any jeopardizing of the economy there. shows that it is a very rational, put us on a better path and i would think all the american public could support it in the senate as well. >> the house is also suggesting a policy of no budget, no pay. if lawmakers fail to do their job, the american people shouldn't pay them. bill? >> bill: what do democrats say about all of this, mike? >> they seemed to welcome the idea, the republicans sound willing to extend the debt ceiling. a spokesman for majority leader harry reid says if the house can pass a clean debt ceiling increase to avoid default and allow the white house to to meet its existing obligations we will be happy to consider it. they don't want the drama. >> debt ceiling in a manner that causes no concern to the economy and to global markets, that does not in any way suggest that washington is about to, you know,
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